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California Declares State Of Emergency As Wildfires Grow

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 09.14.2015 | Green

California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in parts of the state on Sunday as wildfires destroyed hundreds of homes and forced thousand...

My Harrowing Wildfire Escape

Jeff Frost | Posted 08.26.2016 | Los Angeles
Jeff Frost

"No one is leaving this valley. The road is blocked at both ends by the fire, so stay put! It's gonna get really hot and windy. Do not shut your vehicle off!" said the fire chief.

As Wildfires Rage, Dogs Seen Protecting Body Of Fawn

Associated Press | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 08.20.2015 | Good News

KAMIAH, Idaho (AP) -- Among the images of destruction that have come from the wildfires tearing up the West is one showing an act of kindness by a fam...

Forest Service Says Massive Wildfires Are Burning Through Its Budget

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Forest Service projects that the cost of fighting wildfires could rise to $1.8 billion in the next decade, reflecting fire seas...

California Wildfires Take Heavy Toll As Firefighter Budget Runs Short

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 09.15.2015 | Green

By Steve Gorman and Ian Simpson Aug 5 (Reuters) - The tally of property losses from California's most destructive wildfire this year nearly doubled on...

U.S. Forest Service Says It's Spending More Than Half Its Budget On Wildfires

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Forest Service for the first time is spending more than half its budget to fight wildfires like those now ravaging the west...

Jerry Brown Declares State Of Emergency As California Wildfires Rage

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.01.2015 | Politics

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has declared a state of emergency as wildfires blaze in 15 counties across the Golden State, one of which killed a res...

Watch The U.S. Burn In Frightening New Wildfire Map

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 07.31.2015 | Technology

For some regions in the United States, summer is wildfire season. Climate Central, an independent organization of scientists and journalists dedicated...

Rapidly Spreading Wildfire Forces Hundreds To Evacuate In California

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 07.30.2015 | Green

A rapidly spreading brushfire burning in parched timberland north of San Francisco has forced the evacuation of 500 people and destroyed several build...

Drought-Ravaged West Erupts In Dangerous Wildfires

Associated Press | Kelly Chen | Posted 07.29.2015 | Green

A hand crew member starts a backfire along Baldy Mesa Road late Friday, July 17, 2015, as the North Fire continues to burn near Interstate 15 in the C...

Glacier National Park Wildfire Forces Evacuations

Associated Press | Andrew Hart | Posted 07.22.2015 | Green

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A fast-moving wildfire in Glacier National Park torched a car and forced tourists to abandon their rides on the Montana park's ...

Photos Capture Fiery Wildfires Threatening Greek Homes

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 07.17.2015 | World

Wildfires aggravated by strong winds and high temperatures put large parts of Greece on high alert on Friday and forced hundreds to evacuate. Firefig...

Late Season Heat Wave Stokes California Wildfire Fears

Reuters | Posted 12.05.2014 | Green

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES, Oct 4 (Reuters) - The fall season has brought a wave of hot, dry weather to California, with parts of...

Wildfire Near California-Oregon Border 'Extreme,' Firefighters Say

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept 3 (Reuters) - Firefighters battling a fast-moving Northern California blaze said Wednesday they expect a second day of extr...

Judge: Teen Accused Of Starting California Wildfire Fit To Stand Trial

Associated Press | Posted 08.21.2014 | Crime

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A judge on Wednesday ruled that a 13-year-old girl is competent to stand trial on allegations that she deliberately started a wildfi...

This Photo Shows The Raw Power Of A Raging Wildfire

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 07.31.2014 | Green

Wildfires are ravaging parts of Washington state this month, including a complex of blazes that have grown into the largest fire in the state's histor...

The Dangerous Truth Behind Wildfires

Jason Ritchie | Posted 09.21.2014 | Green
Jason Ritchie

This past week, as I drove through Central Washington, I came face to face with the horrifying destruction caused by the wildfires currently raging through much of Washington State. The haze was so thick that it was difficult to see.

This Is What It Looks Like When A Wildfire Threatens Your Home

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 05.29.2014 | Green

A scourge of wildfires tore through California's San Diego County earlier this month, scorching more than 27,000 acres and forcing thousands from thei...

As Fires Rage, Risks to Wildland Firefighters Rise

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 07.16.2014 | Green
Mary Pauline Lowry

While my former crewmates and I were heartbroken at the news, all of my firefighter friends balked at the mainstream media's description of the dead as "fallen heroes," seeing it as a pat, reductive way to avoid taking a hard look at why the tragedy occurred.

Raging Texas Wildfire Forces Hundreds To Evacuate

Reuters | Posted 07.12.2014 | Green

May 12 (Reuters) - Hundreds of residents from the Texas panhandle were forced to flee their homes after a wildfire engulfed homes and threatened hun...

5 Ways Wildfire Fighting Is Exactly As Insane As It Sounds

Cracked | Posted 03.25.2014 | Weird News

I'm Drew Miller, professional wildland firefighter. I protect people's sacred right to live in places that regularly combust. Here's what I've learned...

Three Men Charged For Setting Off California Wildfire

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green

LOS ANGELES, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Three men were charged in federal court on Tuesday with setting an illegal campfire that ignited a blaze which has s...

Inaccessible Wildfire Forces Military To Fight Blaze With Helicopters And Drone

Posted 10.24.2013 | Green

Six helicopters and a drone worked tirelessly yesterday in an attempt to extinguish a large wildfire on an army base on the north shore of Oahu. T...

Wildfire Stories 2012: Fire Weather

W. Scott Olsen | Posted 11.03.2013 | Green
W. Scott Olsen

There has to be a moment. Imagine the fire nearly out. Your smokejumper or hotshot or engine crew is nearby, each of you working the still burning stumps, the residue on the ground that might still catch a bit of wind and grow again toward fire.

Good News About The California Wildfire

Reuters | Posted 11.01.2013 | Green

Sept 1 (Reuters) - Firefighters battling a colossal California wildfire that has eaten away at the Yosemite National Park backcountry managed overni...